How to self-make a bounce card for 420Ex?


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clive

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10cm x 10cm will be nice enough. laminate. not too big not too small.. can use velcro and apply to the flash head and the card itself . zek has done one b4...he gave me one sample but i think i somehow lost it :bsmilie:
 

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hmm... got tat... but how do you stick the bounce card to the flash???........................................
 

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I now use cardboard or 3 pieces of A4 paper folded into 2 and then folded into a shape resembling a triangle and then use 2 rubber bands. Bend it a bit and voila - I have one in 30 seconds even if I forget - and I can choose very white paper or slightly yellowish one to warm up the flash.

I used to use Lumiquest softbox but you know what - after a few years the plastic yellows with age and then you get warm colour balance all the time.
 

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Ah Pao said:
Elegant method: use velcro tapes.
Cheapo method: use rubber bands.
You forgot to mention the permanent method. SupaGlue! :D
 

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RossChang said:
hmm... got tat... but how do you stick the bounce card to the flash???........................................
Hi Ross,

For 550EX, 1 x Gutter (yes, the army type) would be just nice. The hooks make it easy to attach/detach.
But for 420EX, gutter may be a bit loose. Can try going 2 rounds?

Sold off my omnibounce after I made my own bounce card, using very cheap and easily available material.
Can refer to my previous post on this.
http://forums.clubsnap.org/showpost.php?p=475355&postcount=9
 

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Ah Pao said:
Elegant method: use velcro tapes.
Cheapo method: use rubber bands.
I use blue tack, it works too but you must secure it well first else it'll keep falling off. It's faster and easier for me to switch orientation.
 

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